skateboarding death in 2005 was a total shock to his entire family and
friends who asked, "How could this happen, he was only Skateboarding?".
That sentiment is a common refrain among those families who have lost
Skaters who died from a skateboarding accident. Brain injury is the
leading cause of death from Skateboarders. Those Skaters who survive a
serious brain injury from Skateboarding face a life time of
following is list of Skaters who have suffered Brain Injury incurred
from an accident while Skateboarding. This listing was generated by
regular key word GOOGLE searches starting in about 2007. This listing
only includes those Skaters who incurred Brain Injury, typically no
helmet worn. Fallen Skater Survivors are listed first and the Fallen
Skater Fatalities are listed next.
listing is not complete as we learn more about Fallen Skaters™ each
week. Those news reports citing brain injury without disclosing whether
a helmet was worn are included in this report and so cited. Names of
skaters, age, location and the reported nature of the accident are
included. Web link to the cited reports are NOT included as they tend
to age out quickly, especially those reported by broadcast and WEB
media.Â Restricted GOOGLE searches on the Skaters names will
typically bring up the cited reports still accessible on the WEB. For
the record we maintain a notebook that has a screen shot of each
original citation included in this listing.
A Word to the Families of Fallen Skaters™
Marcy and I
have resisted posting this listing of Fallen Skaters™ (both Survivors
and Fatalities) for fear of offending the families of the Skaters in
some way. On the other hand, we have been encouraged by many Skater
families to post this listing as an important reminder of how many
Fallen Skaters™ there are that survive and actually die from
Skateboarding. We intend to dispel the mistaken notion that serious
brain injury and death from skateboarding is a “freak accident” or
“rarely happens". By our records, one Skater dies each week of
Traumatic Brain injury from a Skateboarding accident, no helmet worn.
This list of Fallen Skaters is not complete. We update this list
quartertly. If you know of a Fallen Skater that should be on this list
please contact us with relevant information.
list of Fallen Skaters™